Wednesday, October 13, 2010

{The Macaron Club.....}

i must admit i did not make these
sweet delights
{bought them at a store near me}
but
i have decided to roll up my sleeves
and give it a go ...

my weekend project..{wish me luck}

i found a great recipe here

does anyone want to join the macaron club with me?

{dare i say..... i think these magical morsels are shaking up the cupcake world....what do you think?...they put a smile on my face}

"nearly eleven o'clock." Pooh said happily.
"You're just in time for a little smackeral of something......"
{from the house at pooh corner.by A.A.Milne}

xox

61 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

aww the winne the pooh quote made me smile! I've actually never had a macaroon!! I must change this ASAP!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Very much a mac' fan. They are gluten-free so it's one of my go to little treats. I've never made them and frankly I'm a little scared. Will wait to get a report from you on the ease it of all.

Rose said...

ooo Im looking forward to seeing how you go making the macaroons. I adore the colours they are made in.
Such a shame macaroons are only made with eggs :( so I can only sit back and admire.
Goodluck with your weekend project :)

Rose

Kim said...

i love macarons! unfortunately they're like $1 each over here, which in my opinion, is too much for such a tiny sized goody! they are delicious though and i love all the fun colors they come in!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my, the colors are dreamy. I don't know if I've ever had one. I think I might have to try it too!

Randi Troxell said...

the glass cake plate is what's REALLY screaming my name... JUST GORGEOUS

birdie blue said...

those lovely cookies look delicious especially on that pretty blue cake plate/compote. i can't wait to see the ones you are going to make, sweet koralee.

xo
~molly

fernandflora said...

This post made me very happy! I think I might just join your club. That recipe looks AMAZING. And that quote from A.A. Milne (a personal favorite) is so cute. Can't wait to see pictures of your delights!

Butterfly said...

I'm very impressed, looking forward to seeing how you got on. I assumed that they are really difficult to make hence they are pretty pricey. They do look gorgeous though.
Good luck xx Claire

Tracey said...

Oh good luck Koralee, I absolutely love macarons!!! When I was in Paris we treated ourselves to the giant ones a few times :)) One of these days I will have to try to make them!

Hugs ~

:) T

Lisa said...

mmmmm... wouldn't that make a sweet tea party treat!

...so pretty and dainty!

Cherry Blossoms said...

I love macaroons! My husband bought me a macaroon book for Christmas last year and I have yet to try making any!

Dawn said...

i have NEVER had one of these. i don't even know how to pronounce the word:(
I had better look into this:)
Can't wait to see how your creations turn out!
Happy day to you:)

Ana Degenaar said...

Those are so cute! Love your photos to bits!
xo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What sweet idea, the macaroon club. It's funny, we will go to France next week and a visit to a macaroon shop is on my list, somewhere at the top. No shops in the Netherlands. You enjoy baking this eye candy, my friend. xxxxx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I don't think I've had the pleasure of eating a macaroon, but they do look yummy! I like all the bright colours they are available in - make me think of spring.

tinajo said...

I must be one of few who never ate this, I love how they look though so I´m sure they are delicious!

I´m putting it up on my "to do"-list... :-)

pollydove said...

LOL! "Shaking up the cupcake world" ... you could be right! I am starting to see these cute little cookies everywhere, and do you know that I have yet to try one? I guess when there is a choice, I will always choose chocolate!

Good luck with those this weekend! :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

They look delicious. I hope you have a wonderful time cooking up a storm :-) Good luck my friend.
Blessings,
Marcia

Gloria said...

YUM! :) I love the dish you displayed them in too! Have fun baking! Loved Pooh's little comment...:)
Happy day to you,
Gloria @}~`}~~~~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You made me want to get out of the house and buy some now, wonder where to get them in Vegas? I saw one lovely store in Monaco, the whole shop is just full of macaroon, now I missed them so much!
Can I join your club just to eat them? including that yummy blue little stand, so yummilicious!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG I WANT TO JOIN....oh dear, can I? With my wild schedule? I LOVE THESE THINGS!!!! GOOD LUCK DEAREST! I can't wait to see the results....lucky you, you can taste the results as well! BLESSINGS and thank you for visiting today! Anita

Martha said...

I bet they will turn out perfect...can't wait to see:)

Celestial Charms said...

Oh yes, these are quite the popular sweet nowadays. I must admit, I've never tried them before. That might be a great reason for attempting to make them! ;)
Maureen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just visited this link dearest and I will give it a go, but I have a question about photography; the photo is so gorgeous and WHITE. Does one need a white room and white drapes to allow the natural light to flow in? My photos always are too yellow!!! Anita

bellaboo said...

At one time I had a real addiction for those and knew a fab bakery where they made really delicious ones.Bet yours will be JUST as scrummy! :o)

It's me said...

Delicious !! i really like them.....but no macarons in Holland......so sad for us........i enjoy your club........happy evening lots of love Ria...

Vintage Home said...

...so funny Koralee...I was just at my sisters in Victoria and was flipping threw a mag or creeping threw the internet ...looking for MACAROON receipes!...I found one but now I didn't bookmark it or remember where I found it!....on with the search...they look devine...and not as I remember them with that whispy kiss on top!...

Monica said...

I LOVE the sweet little dish you have displayed them in! You will have to let us know how your weekend project turns out :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

When I go to Florida, there is a little bakery that makes these. They are so expensive, but we treat ourselves to an assortment and come home and cut them into halves so we can sample all the flavors! I'm drawn to them too. I'm anxious to see how yours turn out.

Jacqueline said...

Dear Koralee,
I LOVE macaroons. I'm sure that yours will be delicious. Please let us know how they turn out.
Re the cupcake with sparkler picture, I've had it saved in my pictures for ages, but I probably googled blue or cupcake and found it in their images. If I see it again on my travels, I'll let you know. Feel free to take it from my post....it's very you !
Happy baking. XXXX

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

I want a macaroon really bad right now :) - I am making a cake this weekend for a cake decorating contest but I would so join that macaroon club if I had time.

BEAR's Mom said...

Hello Sweetie...loving this share...

I'm sure you'll be making a fabulous batch...
Love the quote...i'm always having a
smackeral of something......... :D

HUGS xxxxxx
~victoria~

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
I LOVE MACAROONS, MADE WITH COCONUT......MY DAUGHTER AND I MAKE THEM FOR CHRISTMAS, OR SOMETIMES DURING THE YEAR. WE GOT OUR RECIPE FROM INA GARTEN...THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA
THE COOKING SHOW ON TV. THEY ARE SO GOOD, AND SIMPLE TO MAKE. LET US KNOW HOW YOURS TURN OUT. HAPPY BAKING..RIZZI

Ashley said...

How delightful these look, surely to cheer anyone up! Good luck on the making of these and certainly save some! xoxoxo www.1942charm.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

You always seem to have fun weekend projects! And the perfect turquoise blue glass dish? Loveley :)

Suz said...

Koralee,
I am such a "foodie" and I have a huge sweet tooth. I have still not encountered one and I would like to have one so much, though I know I would not be able to stop at one! They always look so beautiful and full of sugar and frosting which are my favorite things ;-)
Hugs,
Suz

myletterstoemily said...

you're a brave soul! and very sweet, too. :)

marian said...

These macarons keep popping up in blogland lately don't they? I'll try out the recipe but without the 'strawberry cream pate' I think it's called. Think it should be all right without it, don't you? I'll let you know!
Bye,
Marian

Privet and Holly said...

I've heard that
they are finicky
to make; humidity
can affect the outcome!
But I'm sure with your
magic touch they will
be just that: MAGIC!
Can't wait to find out : )
xx Suzanne
PS: Just ordered the
magazine!

Dogwood said...

i'll join the club. sounds yummy. sugar, sugar and more sugar. i love my desserts.

Debbie@Nanas Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

Count me in Koralee...I'll join your sweet club.Those macaroons look so pretty...and yummy too!!The wedding was wonderful by the way...come visit and peek at the pics.
Cheers:)
Debbie

Not Just a Waitress said...

Ooh La La, indeed!!
Those look DELISH!! Love the colors and the beautiful blue tray! :)
YUM YUM!! Blessings for a fun week. :)
Good luck with your macaron recipe!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Very pretty ~ they look lovely on that blue glass plate!
I checked out the recipe...I've never heard of aging egg whites...
The cream filling sounds heavenly~
Let us know how they turn out! *hope your week is going well, Koralee ~
Tomorrow is Thursday - I can't believe the week's gone by so quickly!
Enjoy the day dear ♥
*Maria

Amanda said...

I'll definitely join you in eating these smackerals of deliciousness!! I love that Pooh quote! Good on you for giving them a go - I've never dared. Plus I know I'd eat the whole batch. Yes, give me a macaron over a cupcake anyday. xx
P.S Thanks so much for adding me to your sidebar. I'm so thrilled! xx

naomemandeflores said...

I love them, but I always thought they were super hard to make! I hope you prove me wrong!

:)

Good luck!

Marilyn said...

I love, love macarons. Can't wait to see how it goes. I made chocolate ones along time ago, they were OK. They are a lot of work. Have fun.

Kellie Collis said...

It looks yummy sweet! Lovely colors too. Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Luiza said...

Oh sweet Koralee!
I would never even try to make those =)!
I´m sure you´ll make them just perfect!!!
And yes, they are so colorful and beautiful, they put a smile on my face too =)!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs/
Luiza

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Isn't Winnie the Pooh such a great book ~ I used to read them and laugh so much and still enjoy reading them.
Oh yes, I will join your macaron club, have never tried making them ... but enjoy eating them. Lets know how they go.

Happy Thursday
Hugs
Carolyn

Martina said...

Sounds like so much fun - i love the colours, baking and playing! I hope to have a little less stress soon, so i can join you in this!

Becky said...

I visited the link you posted.Arent they the most gorgeous things to photograph?I love yours as well with the blue.

I always loved coconut macaroons.So if your making them I would love to have a taste lol.

Happy Thursday!

Bela said...

Adorable pic, dear Koralee!! Delicious post you have today!!! Scrumptious sweeties we devore in a bite and even though unforgetable...rsrsrs...
Be fine dear friend!! Kisses!! Bela.

Bad Taste Toast said...

I've never tried one of these macarons, somehow they haven't really made their way to German bakeries or candy shops yet. But they look delightful :D
Good luck, can't wait for your baking results!

Barbara said...

I've never made them yet either Koralee. I decided to try them in January, when there is peace and quiet around here. (we have to be the last bloggers to make these!)
I'll be awaiting to hear about your experiences.

patty said...

love this wonderfully sweet invite. can i tell you? coconut macaroons are my most favorite! i usually reserve for xmas, but had the most delicious one at a Titans game 2 wks ago... still makes me drool just thinking of it!
patty@ findingserendipity.com

Libbie said...

WOW! You are brave! They do look oh so delicious though! I am glad I don't have a store too close that makes them though...I mean how could one resist?

P.S. Love your little footed dish!

My Passport to Style said...

Dear Koralee,what pretty treats', just wanted to say I have managed to catch up on your news re your cupcake Molly. She is now in the UK! Which part! Wishing her lots of luck and happiness! hugs, Sharon xxx

curlysusieQ said...

Hi Koralee, I would love to join the macaroon club. I have been so busy with 2 online class, but I had to catch on your world. Always full of sweetness:)) xo susan

NENSA MOON said...

Looked so delicious and colorful!!
I love the lovely blue cake plate...

Thanks for showing us, Koralee!
all the best,
nensa

DaShannon said...

still too uncommon in my neck of the woods! I have to search them out!